MSI H97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 31%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 78.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics33.6% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive164% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
SystemMSI MS-7918
MotherboardMSI H97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)  (all builds)
Memory12.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colori
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime1.2 Days
Run DateJan 07 '21 at 18:49
Run Duration159 Seconds
Run User ITA-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing as expected (56th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4590-$273
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
78.2% Very good
Memory 88.6
1-Core 106
2-Core 209
79% 134 Pts
4-Core 400
8-Core 356
53% 378 Pts
64-Core 390
26% 390 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 78.2%
Great: 81%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
CLim: 1493 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 460.89
Performing below potential (69th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
33.6% Below average
Lighting 43.1
Reflection 45.6
Parallax 40.4
35% 43 fps
MRender 36.9
Gravity 40.3
Splatting 35.4
32% 37.5 fps
Poor: 31%
This bench: 33.6%
Great: 37%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HP EX950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$80
322GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SS0411B Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 345 546 540 541 538 539 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
164% Outstanding
Read 695
Write 622
Mixed 118
SusWrite 508
108% 486 MB/s
4K Read 58.1
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 75.2
246% 83.2 MB/s
DQ Read 775
DQ Write 506
DQ Mixed 499
410% 593 MB/s
Poor: 168%
This bench: 164%
Great: 337%
Samsung 850 Pro 128GB-$100
20GB free
Firmware: EXM02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 176 172 169 162 159 MB/s
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
94.6% Outstanding
Read 507
Write 249
Mixed 264
SusWrite 164
66% 296 MB/s
4K Read 36.1
4K Write 98.3
4K Mixed 43.6
163% 59.3 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 266
DQ Mixed 280
221% 308 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 94.6%
Great: 118%
Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB-$80
2TB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 167 168 166 172 170 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
100% Outstanding
Read 183
Write 179
Mixed 34.2
SusWrite 165
101% 140 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.6
154% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 100%
Great: 108%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$34
342GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 126 126 125 123 124 MB/s
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
77.3% Very good
Read 146
Write 150
Mixed 90.7
SusWrite 123
94% 127 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.2
236% 1.7 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 77.3%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 C10 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
59.8% Above average
MC Read 21.6
MC Write 22.9
MC Mixed 19.1
61% 21.2 GB/s
SC Read 12.1
SC Write 19
SC Mixed 17.4
46% 16.2 GB/s
Latency 68.9
58% 68.9 ns
Poor: 37%
This bench: 59.8%
Great: 63%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical H97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918) Builds (Compare 2,509 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat

Motherboard: MSI H97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918) - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 42% - Average Total price: $755
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